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Aug 25, 2009 3:05am EDT
daughter said the ceiling is going to fall. it missed us by this much. so i'm glad to be alive. it was dreadful. >> i almost lost my life. >> reporter: they're using words look war zone, nuclear bomb and devastation to describe some of the scenes in the miami area. >> driving through i saw houses torn apart, just areas devastated, just torn apart. >> i think we're just trying to get over the shock. that's basically what we're doingwe're just getting over the shock and i think we're all supporting each other because we're all in the same boat. >> it's hard to look back and remember all that destruction when that story was first reported. you probably also remember the original projection said it was supposed to hit somewhere between miami and hitting with, which is why so many people never evacuated. they thought it would never hit them. >> morning papers up next. kruse: if you have a hard time walking and getting around in your house, you need a hoveround power chair. you'll be able to go to the mall... play with the grandkids... visit family and friends... and do all the things yo
ABC
Aug 14, 2009 3:05am EDT
comments. we obviously have a very smart group of people watching us. >> there's no athletic scandal this morning. michael vick is returning to the nfl. >> the philadelphia eagles signed him to a two-year deal. he's expected to earn $1.6 million the first year. he served an 18-month sentence on a dog fighting conviction. eagle coach andy reid says vick deserve as another chance. >> and football fans and video gameser can get their hands on madden 2010. early reyou'll haves are favorable saying the virtual football game play is better than ever. it went on sale early this morning and some stores hosted special vants for customers one minute past midnight. the game costs about $55. >> here's my favorite story of the morning. the student journalist who got so much attention during last year's presidential campaign finally landed a one-on-one interview many veteran reporters do not even get. >> 11-year-old darren weaver interviewed president obama. his report was posted on youtube last night. >> i'm here at the white house to interview president obama about education. right now this is w
ABC
Aug 12, 2009 3:05am EDT
itching may occur. don't use irritating products when using epiduo. overexposure to sun, sunlamps, extreme wind or cold may increase the risk for irritation. go to truthaboutzits.com and learn how to pay no more than $20 for your epiduo prescription. awesome! to learn more about epiduo gel talk to your doctor, >> general motors unveiled its long-awaited chevy volt in detroit yesterday. automakers prom 'tis can go 230 miles on a single gallon of gas. the car runs on batteries alone up to 40 miles before a small gas engine takes over, keeping the batteries charged. chevy dealers should start selling the volt late next year. the sticker price $40,000. >> 230 miles a gallon. if that's true, that could really be big. automakers worldwide are rushing to develop cars similar to the volt that mostly run on electric power. >> the idea is not new but today's new technology could revolutionize the way we drive. >> reporter: in the beginning electric cars outsold all others. henry ford's cheaper model t changed that but a century later the electric renaissance is on, from akron, home of the t
ABC
Aug 5, 2009 3:05am EDT
. >> you want to us believe that a government who can't even run a cash for clunker program is going to run one seventh of our u.s. economy? no, sir! no! >> reporter: one maryland democrat was hanged in effigy but texas democratic congressman, who was shouted down before he could even speak, says there's nothing authentic about these protests >> this notion of a grass roots campaign is totally and completely phony. the republican party has coordinated this apparent outrage and stirred it up. >> reporter: clearly some of it is organized. bob mcduffy wrote a widely circulated memo to put the congressmen on the defensive with your questions and follow-up. the congressman should be made to feel a majority and if not a significant portion of at least the audience, opposes the socialist agenda of washington. the goal is to rattle him, get him off his prepared script and agenda. >> they need to hear the people's voice. that's what a democracy is about. >> reporter: one official from freedom works which is run by corporate lobbyist dick armey says his group is organizing but he says washington
ABC
Aug 27, 2009 3:05am EDT
will hnt us both for theg e cpsc has lives. issued voluntary recalls. now the a agency is vowg tougher design standard to keep problem products off the markets in the first place. >> you will see more action by the u.s. product safety commission. we are heart broken when when we see cases where children die because of la lack of product saty. >> there are four main strange u lags habits when children play near blinds. roman shades are one, roll-up blinds with a lifting loop for another. so basically any children is the enemy of children. >> some vert al kleins have an inner cord. and finally they've gotten entangled. they could die in seconds. >> certainly was lucky. we will look back at a time when ted kennedy was still struggling. >> it was a major political >> nor ted kennedy's life was marked by perm accomplishment and scandal. >> there was a time when many were asking if kennedy could survive a fight for political life. >> nearing himself 60th birthday, edward kennedy came to a school known for one of his brothers and smoke word that must have been come very hard. >> i recognize m
ABC
Aug 20, 2009 3:05am EDT
you see this,ou're going to they this is something george would not be trying. >> gourdon miller uses it to his 20-mile an hour by pedalling and by battery. it kind of cool looking. >> it is. there's a join jack it to stop. >> he paid $7,500 but he says it only costs about 3 cents a day to operate. >> and gets lot of looks. ♪ >> public health experts today discuss their plans for fighting the swine flu on college campuses this fall. >> just yesterday new guidelines for dealing with the virus in the workplace were released as critics raise questions about a flu vaccine delay. here's linsey davis. >> reporter: be sure to wash your hands. sounds like something your mother would say but it was u.s. government officials giving the same advice to ward off swine flu or h1n1 at the workplace. >> this fall it would serve the country better to praise common sense and responsibility. >> reporter: government officials are calling on u.s. businesses to help control the spread of swine flu. they say businessecan help by letting their employees know if they exhibit flu-like symptoms, they should s
ABC
Aug 18, 2009 3:05am EDT
this sim thing is time and every send. this uses la shine is unapoll jibbing meat over over the edge. >> it's like little snow caps on a stormy sea, you know? you think you're gonna see that in one of these stipster butchers? you stand a better chan of seeing god. >> reporter: we met up with the national restaurant editor for citysearch.com. >> this is like the playboy mansion for a carnivore. >> reporter: he thinks the trend is taking off because of wet food income interest. >> instead of has a degree from buon and like a sleep tattoo thatsts could $3,000 so that's like oh, i want to be like him. we've trained ourselves to be behind the ooen sires. >> he admit things half changed for him. now the restaurants call him. he sells to nearly 600 new york restaurants but. of the user in profession, it's because there are no nevered clues and that kind of stuff. >> if you wand to hire a contractor, you wouldn't hire a daniel day lewis who happens to tie dlg. >> if you want to make his heart swell, talk to this i go. frank, a new york butcher for over 40 years and one of four butcher brothe
ABC
Aug 28, 2009 3:05am EDT
dates back to the 1940s they use more than 100 tons of ripe tomatoes. >> we'll be right back with more "world news now." time walking and getting around in your house, you need a hoveround power chair. you'll be able to go to the mall... play with the grandkids... visit family and friends... and do all the things you ralways loved to do. tom kruse: i'm tom kruse, pinventor of the hoveround. call us toll-free now to find out how you can get one. grandpa: at first i hought i couldn't afford, a power chair, but thanks to my hoveround team, it didn't cost me a penny. tom kruse: 9 out of 10 people got their hoveround for little or no cost last year. that's why the most pimportant thing you can do right now is call us now to see if hoveround is right for you. announcer: call now to find out how you can get a hoveround in your !home right now., you'll receive a free information kit featuring a free video. you'll also get a !certificate for a free in-home test drive. there's no cost and !there's no obligation, so call today. grandma: calling hoveround is the best thing you can do. announc
ABC
Aug 13, 2009 3:05am EDT
to give in to temptation with a donut because it will cost us less than a buck. >> reporter: across the u.s. there are some 500 tim hortons versus about 9,000 dunkin donuts. the battle for the newcomer won't be easy but already many new yorkers are sweet on the change. >> can i have another one? >> reporter: that good, you got to go become for seconds. >> this is really good. ♪ pour a little sugar on me honey ♪ >> the big question, which donut is better, jeremy? >> i'm going to rate them when i do it. here's number one. >> and of course these are both glazed. plain flavors? >> nice. got some nice tones of vanilla. pretty good stuff. all right. >> cleanse your pallet. there you go. >> now for number two. >> number two, okay. jeremy's not alone. we have other tasters in our newsroom. team, take a taste of donut number one. our expert tasters i should say. >> one of them is a cop so he know as thing or two about -- >> steve, raise your hand so they can know. >> and of course willis, we know he's an expert. >> all right, guys. swallow down number one. >> getting their -- willis -- g
ABC
Aug 17, 2009 2:20am EDT
. >> really? >> jeremy is donned the goods ready, traveling used car marketing master, travels town to town with his team helping ailing used car dealers sell off their inventory. he's called in to help and his rude and raunchy team sweeps in and shows the staff how to move those cars. no detail is left to chance. >> put up the picture of skinny kids. customer thinks, oh, my lord, this guy needs the commission. he's got to feed those hungry mouths. >> should i take down the picture of my wife? >> no! that's your closer. fat kids, customer hates you. fat wife, customer pities you. >> see, i told you it was funny. >> there's also a love scene. don the goods ready falls for the daughter of the guy who owns the company. she is engaged to another auto dealer who happens to be in a boy band. >> you have a crush on my fiancee. that is rich! >> here's the deal old timer, get over it. here's why i'm not threatened by that at all. a, i have a beautiful car. b, i have a $44 hair cut. yeah, and, c, i have slick threads. >> the guy from "the office." >> i have to ask after seeing those two, thou
ABC
Aug 31, 2009 2:20am EDT
. >> someone was flagging us, a black tphrad. it turned out to be a tee shirt. >> reporter: two days before the coast guard had given up their search. when they were found they were more than 180 miles from shore. >> my son helped them. >> reporter: he captured the return journey on the camcorder. their calls home, their first real meal, steak -frplg. >> they were hungry they hadn't eaten in eight days, they hadn't drank water. they rationed water and crackers. one guy on the boat said i'm taking all the crackers. he said i'm dealing them out. he gave them one cracker a day. that's all they had to eat. >> reporter: they drank from a water tank used to clean the boat. it was during an over night fishing trip the men were awake end by the sound of water coming in. within moments the 23-foot vessel rolled over. >> everyone seemed okay. they were happy and excited knowing they were coming back to is a safe place. >> reporter: the men survived blissering sun byrnes, sharks and hallucinations. survivor stories they're lucky to tell. abc news. >>the investigation into a mass murder as a geo
ABC
Aug 21, 2009 3:05am EDT
school will be knocked down. >> for those of us who grew up in a place like this, you feel a little bit that maybe the old ways should have been preserved a little better. >> i think it's ever since hawaii became a statehood, which i wish it never did. >> reporter: why? >> it lost all the tropical, scenery. big, tall buildings which we don't need. i guess that's progress. >> reporter: in honolulu they are celebrating progress but here they celebrate the past, a way of life that has become a stranger in paradise. >> before you know it, it will be all cane.>>or orbcter:epjudd rose, abc news. encoig>>no's kthat fodentr r our th yaou s>>aven't hicked a od ke place? >> no, there or the riviera. oh, irwent with you? no wonder i'm so annoyed. >> and you picked up a uk laically. >> you have got to check it out. >> it involves our dan harris and a certain hollywood star who recently paid a visit to abc news. we'll let dan harris explain this one. >> all right. so this is a little bit of an embarrassing story. the other day i was sitting here in my office when i noticed that jamie length zeig
ABC
Aug 10, 2009 3:35am EDT
they've heard. >> they're going to give fe health care to all illegal aliens, they're going to give us classes on euthanasia. >> reporter: the white house says what they've heard isn't true. sarah palin weighed in with this facebook posting on what she called an obama death panel that would determine who gets treatment and who doesn't. even independent observers va this is offbait. still former speaker of the house newt gingrich defended the idea. >> you're asking to us trust turning power over to the government when there clear are people in the government to believe in establishing euthanasia. >> reporter: the growing anger and and confusion offer the original 1,000 page bill has put the white house and democrats on the offensive. >> i've heard this is going to pay for abortion across america. not true in any version of the bill. sghits hard to have a discussion about health care reform if you don't really know what it's all about. >> reporter: which means if health care reform is going to happen by the end of the year, the public will want to hear more reasoning. >> why don't you go
ABC
Aug 10, 2009 2:20am EDT
spread of the illness. i think everyone recognizes h1n1 is going to be a challenge for all of us and there will be people who are going to be getting sick in the fall and die. >> another deadly issues, president calderone's war against mexican drug cartel, which are only getting stronger. drug-related deaths surpassed 12,000 this month. president obama stands firmly with calderone as the cartels have increasingly branched out into the u.s. >> we have responsibilities to reduce the trafficking of guns into the south that help strengthen these cartels and the flows of money and money laundering. >> they will also discuss an issue of livelihood, unemployment in the u.s. caused by a trucking dispute. in 1994 the two countries agreed to allow mexican trucks to haul their loads directly into the u.s. to expedite delivery as long as safety measure were met. but members of congress and teamsters union complain the trucks are unsafe and block them from entry. >> allow them into our country will diminish safety on our highways. >> reporter: in retall yashgs, mexico slapped $2.4 billion worth o
ABC
Aug 4, 2009 3:05am EDT
help us determine the where abouts of -- >> clearly the wrong report there but we'll get that fixed for you. >> let us go ahead and take a look at your tuesday forecast. a stormy day in the midwest, hail, gusty winds and thunderstorms from missouri to ohio. >> there will be lightning with light rain in the rocky mountains. >> 83 in sacramento, 87 in >> portland, 98 in boise today. highs in the upper 80s across much of the midwest but 70s in fargo. in the twin cities, 85 in boston, 8 in new york and 92 in atlanta. >> for the first time these sawful hours been fit us because this morning we want to be among the first to say happy birthday, mr. president. >> president obama turns 4 today. it looks like he'll spend most of the day working instead of celebrating the white house is tight lipped abyny festivitiby that might brehe htonight. >> we wish the president and -- >> doesn't look very tasty. >> it would probably love five guys. >> my fellow leo. i didn't know he was a leo. >> >> you got your birthday right around the corner. >> we'll be right back with more "world news now." ♪ hap
ABC
Aug 11, 2009 3:05am EDT
time sequence it's an important period of time for us. >> drivers fond the bulk of the airplane on sunday. on tuesday they will rigging a that part of the airplane money on the west side tropical storm felicia is there. >> mreeshia could bring heavy stores, rough surf and flooding. for now it's. >> here's your tuesday weather: scattered showers and thunderstorms from eastern texas into the carolinas and into new england. boston, new york, dc, in as and tulsa ge onam those affected. >> phoenix hits 107 today, samentment owe 97, seattle justn 68 up there. 86 for sent a louis, 88 omaha, 89 in fargo, 90 from new york and a hyundai from dallas. that's what the kids say. >> oh! >> 90-year-old marty had been locally blind for a couple years but now he's seeing clearly again. marty collapsed after having a disy spell a faux days ago, when doctors sent him home from the ca, hfs vision was supposed to only get worse. >> mafty says he's looking for a night clirl. but she didn't meet the age requirement. doesn't want any spring chicken. frjts no. >> ♪ gone are the dark clouds that had my bli
ABC
Aug 6, 2009 3:05am EDT
convincing. viviana hurtado joins us with the details. >> reporter: jurors returned to the courthouse in the morning to consider whether jefferson has to turn overs more than $450,000 in bribes he allegedly received. federal prosecutors used audio and this surveillance video as evidence to convict former congressman william jefferson on bribery, racketeering and money laundering charges. >> probably somewhere in the vicinity of a thousand. >> reporter: the louisiana democrat, whose districts include parts of katrina-ravaged new orleans was accused of accepting more than $400,000 in bribes to help broker business deals in africa. prosecutors say he also tried to hide the money. he faces up to 150 years in prison. the video shows jefferson in some of the most exclusive hotels and restaurants in washington. >> can you keep it in there if you like. >> reporter: this video is from a july 2005 meeting with where jefferson is seen accepting a brief case from business woman laurie mody, $100,000 of marked fbi bills are inside. >> reporter: during a raid in 2005, federal agents who were execut
ABC
Aug 7, 2009 3:05am EDT
, stinging, burning or itching may occur. don't use irritating products when using epiduo. overexposure to sun, sunlamps, extreme wind or cold may increase the risk for irritation. go to truthaboutzits.com and learn how to pay no more than $20 for your epiduo prescription. awesome! to learn more about epiduo gel talk to your doctor, >> can you hear me now? that is probably what a pelican in an idaho zoo may have been asking after swallowing a cell phone. it's playing with the phone before one of them decided to turn it into lunch. zoo keepers couldn't figure out which pelican ate the phone. they were just about to x-ray them all when the bird puked up the phone. i wonder if it rg at all -- >> where do we find these stories? >> filmmaker john hughes has died. you know him from movies like "home alone", "the breakfast club" or "fair ris bueller's day off." >> martin bashir takes a look. >> reporter: for a generation of americans, it was that music and those cars pulling into a suburban chicago high school that captured a moment in time. >>s did barry manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?
ABC
Aug 3, 2009 3:35am EDT
skeletal remains. >> i guess you could use the word bittersweet. you could certainly say it's good that there is closure because the family's been up and down all these years. >> reporter: for the navy and nation, speicher's return is both a sad and proud moment. >> captain speicher was our ship mate and we wanted to bring him home and today we did what. >> reporter: jeremy hubbard, abc news. >> the house voted to keep the popular cash for clunkers program alive. now the senate is in the driver's seat. a quarter million buyers traded in their gas guzzlers for a new car. but the program could be suspended unless the senate extends $2 million more. dealers say they have been flooded with calls asking about the rebate. >> car companies are expected to begin reporting a boost in july sales today, one more sign the economy mabe reviving. but the obama administration isn't quite ready to pop the champagne just yet. as john cochran reports, there's a price to pay even after the economy improves. >> reporter: with encouraging economic news this week, everyone wonders if the worst is behind us.
ABC
Aug 24, 2009 2:20am EDT
world into theirless. they use solar panelled batteries and some have sat leet dishes. the children go to school far from home and are educated in monday goalia not their native language. more and more young people opt to move to the cities, rather than face the economic hardships of their traditional way of life. he is philosophical about the situation. the young generation must decide for himself, he says. i would miss my motherland and my deer too much. here i feel freedom every day. >> when we spend time with the reindeer herders, we get back to the basics and back to what it really means to be human. you can't spend time with the reindeer herders without being touched, without being shaken. >> reporter: most people will never visit this remote corner of the world, will never meet this tribe or play with their reindeer. but they have populated these mountains for thousands of years and advocates hope that with a little help they will continue to do so for generations to come. i'm clarissa ward, mongolia. >> fascinating animals. just don't pee in front of them. >> coming up, insomni
ABC
Aug 4, 2009 3:05am EDT
to write this contract. they're so eager to make these sales. >> i've also heard things about used car sales have been having problems because a lot of the car that come in for trade-in, they poor a chemical right into it. the car is innes epps destroyed because they don't want it on the skap metal, and sounding the alarm about a variety lynn deficiency. >> a any study shows vitamins and teens don't get a vitamin. here's john mckenzie. so many children with so little vitamin d. >> these study are something that everyone should pay attention to. it affects the entire u.s. population of adolescents. >> reporter: taken across the country, among young to americans 1 to 20 years have inadequate levels of v minute d. >> i truly didn't think so many kids were involved. >> reporter: called the sunshine vitamin, it used to be children got all the variety minthorn d they needed outdoors. people are staying skin screen. and drinking less valuable source of vitamin day. teen-agers with low level of might man dewas already to have high blush and can't sell it in the car. >> in the laboratory we
ABC
Aug 6, 2009 3:05am EDT
in general. that to me is more frightening. he didn't have a specific target. it was all of us. >> reporter: he also complained about not having a girl friend. authorities say he didn't have a relationship with anyone here at the l.a. fitness center but he did have a schedule at home with the latin impact class circled. >> in new york we should hear me tay from fi the man whose wife was drunk when she drove the wrong way on a major highway. diane schuler, her daughter and six others were killed in the accident last month. her family has issued a statement defending schuler as a dedicated wife and mother but family members of the other crash victims are demanding answers. >> because we have never known diane to be anything but a responsible and caring mother and aunt, this tocology report raises me questions than it provides answers for our family. >> it's hard for me to believe that the family did not know that this woman had an alcohol problem or a drug problem. >> reporter: the toxicology report showed schuler was not only drunk but had smoked marijuana no more than an hour b
ABC
Aug 24, 2009 3:35am EDT
could not refuse. >> her boyfriend used 150 bales of hay to propose. it was a six-hour labor of love to spell out those words and of course it was in german. each bale of hay ways more than 600 pounds and each letter was nearly 12 feet high. >> the groom to be got down on his knee and proposed the old fashioned way first. when she said yes, he threw open the shutters to reveal his creation. i was reading them and said that doesn't say. >> it took me a second. that is not english i don't think. >> now we know. >> we'll be right back. ♪ love and marriage, love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage ♪ >> bad news for seni citizens. they will get no cost of living increase if their social security checks next year for the first time in decades. increases are set to the inflation rate and this year the inflation rate has been negative. >> the rates may go down in 2010. medicare drug premiums are automatically deducted and they are set to go up. >> america's smallest bank has no atms, no drive-through windows and has never had a makeover. >> at oakwood state bank, doin
ABC
Aug 11, 2009 3:05am EDT
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Aug 19, 2009 3:05am EDT
. consistently, deliciously fresh. check us out atfreshexpress.com/freshoffers. toll on the mental health of american troops. this year alone 96 active duty members have committed suicide. so the army says it is launching a new campaign to bolster mental toughness. beginning this fall every u.s. soldier will be required to take classes aimed at managing anger and reing stress. >> soldiers are on their third, fourth and fifth deployment. their idea is to give them better cognitive thinking strategies to deal with the deployment. >> a new study is raising questions about the safety of a vaccine preventing cervical cancer. they've been recommending gard still but a slew of problems are raising serious concerns. here's john mckenzie. >> reporter: it's a dilemma for millions of parents across the country. whether to vaccinate their daughters against a sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical cancer. >> it's for her own health. i did it. >> reporter: gardasil, a series of three shots given over six months has been heavily promoted. so far more than 7 million americans have received garda
ABC
Aug 27, 2009 3:05am EDT
. consistently, deliciously fresh. check us out atfreshexpress.com/freshoffers. so i could control everything my daughter sees and hears. (boy) you can't control your kid's exposure to sex. (girl) but you can influence how they behave. (boy) so talk to them. (girl) tell them you want them to wait to have sex. deal. >> i'm very deeply saddened that kennedy has died. he made an enormous contribution to the peace process and to u.s. politics. he's probably the most influence senator in the last century. >> he was perceived as being a sympathizer at times with the ara. as a deal was brokerd between old enemies, senator kennedy's influence is recognized and last year was given an honorary knighthood for his involvement in the process. he was also recognized by president carter. he spoke in a maverick style on the international stage. ted kennedy was a great kennedy and was also a great friend of the state of israel israel. he has had a strong and original voice that was held and respected all over the world. >> these opinions have been -- wheel his passing maynd kate the end of an era, many are lo
ABC
Aug 5, 2009 3:05am EDT
that's when i realized someone was using a firearmin side of there. >> i took my head phones off and then i heard a loud banging noise repeatedly. that's when i knew what was going on, that someone was shooting the place up. >> reporter: there are reports the shooter entered the aerobics room, turned off the lights and began shooting. one witness claims it was her boy trend and he was trying to kill her. >> she got shot in the leg. she was bleeding a lot. she kept saying he's going to kill me, he's going to kill me, my ex-boyfriend. >> reporter: police still are trying to determine if everyone is accounted for. some people say they frequently brought their children there. >> now to the h1n1 swine flu vaccine. government officials say if clinical trials go well, the first shots could be ready by mid october. priority would be given to those at highest risk, health care workers, pregnant women and college students among others. the obama administration is expected to release new guidelines friday about what schoolshould do in case the swine flu reappears. >> just how dangerous can
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Aug 13, 2009 3:05am EDT
after admitting his adultery? go to our facebook fan page and let us know what you think. >> a fatal highway accident in new york is shining a spotlight problem -- women and alcohol. a woman allegedly drove drunk, crashed her car into another vehicle killing eight people, including four children. statistics show 39% of young women now engage in binge drinking and that sup 30% since 197. here's sharyn alfonsi. >> it's friday night outside of boston. state police are looking for drunk drivers. law enforcement officers here and across the country are noticing a disturbing new trend. more and more those arrested for drunk driving are women. >> you have the right to remain silent. >> reporter: men still drink more than women and are responsible for more drunk driving cases but the gap is narrowing. the number of money arrested for dui is going down but the number some addiction experts say the spike may be a surprising side effect of more equality in the workplace. >> as women have jobs that are resembling more the jobs that men have, as more women start having the same entertainment patt
ABC
Aug 31, 2009 3:35am EDT
lipped about this. maybe they're not use to dealing with this. who is. people are frustrated. >> if should th* is a murder suicide that's one thing. if there is a murderer out there we would like to know. >>errifying event. >> yes. >> when we come back o f unrgetblmemori of ted kennedy. >> heartfelt eulogies over the weekend is coming up t >> after a memorial procession through capitol hill and kennedy's unforgettable memorial. >> if you saw any of that you saw the heartfelt memories shared by his two sons and president owe balmasm. president: ted kennedy was the baby of the family. he became a patriotic. the restless dreamer who became it's rock. he was a sunny joyful child who bore the brunt of his brothers teasing but learned quickly how to brush it off. when they tossed him off a boat because he didn't know what a b was 6-year-old teddy got in and learned to sao*eu. when a photographer asked a newly elected body to step back at a press conference because he casted a shadow on his younger brother teddy said it will be the same in washington. the resilince of his spirit and humor
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Aug 3, 2009 2:20am EDT
used as food. >> severe weather in parts of the midwest. afternoon thunderstorms, strong winds and a chance of large hail in chicago, st. louis and des moines. heavy rain in florida, georgia and the carolinas. >> a high of 90 in portland, 95 in albuquerque and 110 in phoenix. just 77 in fargo while omaha gets up to 92. it's 83 in boston, 86 here in new york and 8 in atlanta. >> this is pretty amazing. classical music lovers are enjoying two newly identified works left behind by one of the world's most famous child prodigies. >> show off. researchers in austria say mozart wrote the piece when is he was just or 8 years old. the pieces were performed yesterday at mozart's childhood home. they were actually played on his own piano to get the full effect of what it would have been light like. >> that's really cool. >> we'll let you listen to it as we go to break. ♪ ♪ ♪ day 87 and tyler b. determined to find the answer for his acne. get a life. i'm trying. acne...even when it's mild... is a medical condition. huh? medical...as in doctor ? ohhhhhh. and that's how tyler came to his sen
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Aug 17, 2009 3:35am EDT
us, the work of generations past reminds us of our duty to generations yet to come. >> reporter: the administration says obama will lead the nation with a quote rooseveltian legacy, meaning teddy roosevelt, father of the park system. roosevelt made a famous visit to the grand canyon in 1903. even back then the president was pleading for its preservation. but historians say obama's challenges today are far more complex. >> we now have an obama administration that's going to have to deal with climate conservation. how do you create new wildlife corridor, how do wstart using public land for solar panel farms, different uses of public lands. >> reporter: it's a complicated task list but if obama's going to make a lasting mark on the national park system, he will have to take the long view. rachel martin, abc news, phoenix, arizona. >> hard to believe these parks are hurting for funding considering how many people consider this the routine family vacation. there's a separate group that supplements the budget, the memorial society. they more or less take donations from mt. rushmore nationa
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Aug 20, 2009 3:05am EDT
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Aug 19, 2009 3:05am EDT
out of the place. >> i think new york could use a series of those signs everywhere, subways, restaurants, walking. >> backwards driving taxi cabs. >> last but not least, look at this video. this is what happens when you lose something but you lose it in a cab with gps. a guy was able to retrieve his $600,000 violin all thanks to gps. he left the lincoln center, wasd adk he bac headed back to his apartment, realized he lef the violin behind. we can't even focus because we have so much cake out here. >> thank you guys again. thanks for robert >> tornado clean-up. a powerful twister catches shoppers off guard in texas. this morning incredible video of the storm touching down. >> then what the favre. the football quarterback who once again wants to prove his love for the game. >> and lyrical genius. he is rewriting the music of some of the 80s biggest artists and it is becoming a youtube hit. it's wednesday, august 19th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> we have a birthday boy in the house. >> yeah. >> isn't this exactly what you wanted to do on your birt
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Aug 12, 2009 3:05am EDT
that started the special olympics. after president kennedy was sworn in, he used to joke that he feared seeing eunice because eunice always had an agenda. >> her fingerprints are on legislation, on schools, on institutions, on perception and i think most importantly on individual lives. >> we have a right to live and enjoy life to our fullest. >> i like to be with my special friends and i like to learn from them. i learn persistence, i learn guts, i learn courage. this is the future. the love, the hope, the faith to bring peace and bring excellence to our special friends through sports. >> and we now know her funeral has been sets for this coming friday. she died in a way a lot of people would dream of in the sense her entire family was there, her husband was there, her five children, including maria and all 19 grandchildren. the whole family there was in a sense. >> the family also had a private memorial service that senator edward kennedy, her brother, was at. he's in ill health as well. tough times for the family. her husband, sargent shriver, has alzheimer's. it's been a diff
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